Officer John Nolan, Special Agents Simone Clark and Will Trent, and all three branches of Dick Wolf’s FBI have the evening off so President Joe Biden can deliver his second State of the Union address.
According to the White House, Biden will “speak directly to the American people about the historic progress we’ve made, the work that lies ahead, and his optimism for the future.” This will be his first address to a divided Congress, in front of a Republican-controlled majority in the House (and newly elected speaker Kevin McCarthy). He will take to the podium at approximately 9 pm ET.
Talking points are expected to include the war in Ukraine, gun violence, police reform, the economy and U.S. relations with China. Tuesday’s speech comes just three days after Biden ordered the Pentagon to shoot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon near the Carolina coast.
The State of the Union will air on the Big 4 broadcast networks, preempting new episodes of ABC’s The Rookie, The Rookie: Feds and Will Trent; CBS’ FBI, FBI: International and FBI: Most Wanted; Fox’s Accused; and NBC’s La Brea.
SOTU news coverage will be anchored by the following journalists: David Muir (ABC), Norah O’Donnell (CBS), Jake Tapper and Anderson Cooper (CNN), Peter Sen and Greta Brawner (C-SPAN), Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum (Fox News), Rachel Maddow, Joy Reid and Nicolle Wallace (MSNBC), Lester Holt and Savannah Guthrie (NBC), Amna Nawaz and Geoff Bennett (PBS), and Jorge Ramos and Ilia Calderon (Univision).
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After Biden’s address, former Trump White House press secretary-turned-Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders will deliver the GOP rebuttal.
According to a FiveThirtyEight, Biden heads into Tuesday’s address with an approval rating of 43.2 percent. (For comparison’s sake, President Trump went into his second SOTU with an approval rating of 39.8 percent.)
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